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I'm happy to announce that the VG BMS Server is getting a hardware upgrade!  I've been working this week to install and configure Windows and Falcon BMS on the new hardware and can report that it is very, very fast!  It should be at it's final home NOC after a few days more.  Huge thanks goes out to our friend Belgriffen for his help and support of the VG BMS Server!

Next week, we are moving our BMS Server over to a Quad-Core Xeon CPU, 12GB of ECC RAM (6x2GB), a Samsung EVO SSD, and a new dedicated 1Gbps internet connection.  We will not be able to keep our old IP Address for the new server, so our current server will remain online for a few weeks or so to help smooth the transition and get the word around that the VG BMS IP Address has changed.  We are expecting the new server to be available to the public starting next week if all goes well.

This is a major upgrade for us, we've been a bit hobbled as BMS continued to grow over the years and our hardware did not keep up with that pace.  Our current server is an aged Intel Core 2 6400 CPU with 4GB RAM and a 30Mbps connection (shared net AFAIK).  We've had some in-game issues lately with frequent "gear-up crashes" after successful landings and subsequent taxi, and we suffer from an occasional blue flashing "pause" message at times.  These problems are rare, but we are unsure if they occur due to the 24/7 nature of our aging server and random bugs, or in-game engine issues we can't control.  Desync between multiplayer flights is luckily not an issue, and many of us fly in rather close formations despite our many thousands of miles of real world separation, with the server being in Kansas USA.

I will post further updates as we get the new server finalized.  Once again, the old VG BMS Server will remain online after the new server launches and we'll try to get the word out to everyone we can.

Here's hoping our server issues will minimize after this massive upgrade!  Thanks to all our regulars for flying with us, and we hope you will help spread the word about our new IP Address!

New IP (not yet active!):
Updates coming soon!

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